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Junior Primary - Reading

HL - Home Language
This represents the languages or dialects that the child speaks at home. This may be a traditional indigenous language, a Creole or a dialect of SAE, eg. Kala Kawaw Ya, Wik Mungkan, Torres Strait Creole, Aboriginal English. Note that many children are exposed to multi-lingual settings in their home environment.
Mainstream students
Those students who come to school with SAE as a home language.

Middle Primary/Middle Schooling - Reading

CD
Compact disc
conductive hearing loss
Hearing loss as a result of otitis media
ESL
English as a Second Language
HL - Home Language
This represents the languages or dialects that the child speaks at home. This may be a traditional indigenous language, a Creole or a dialect of SAE, eg. Kala Kawaw Ya, Wik Mungkan, Torres Strait Creole, Aboriginal English. Note that many children are exposed to multi-lingual settings in their home environment.
otitis media
Also known as middle ear infection or glue ear
SAE
Standard Australian English
shame
For Torres Strait Islanders, shame is 'a mixture of embarrassment and discomfort caused by one's own behaviour or that of someone for whom one is responsible.[Shnukal, A. (1996)]
photo books
Books made by the teacher and their students using photographs, usually containing classroom or community events.

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References

Shnukal, A. (1996) Language in Learning at Thursday Island High School, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education Vol.24, No.2. p.49

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